A huge puff of pastel curls grabs your attention with a Curly Deco Mesh Wreath. These curly mesh wreaths are a fun alternative to the basic deco mesh puff wreath style. We had lots of requests for a tutorial for those precious curly pumpkin wreaths we saw last fall on Pinterest. We have finally posted the tutorial below to show you how to make a fun spiral curls wreath for yourself. Sorry it took us so long- but I think this yummy pastel colored version was worth the wait!
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The total cost of this wreath will be about $20, depending on the color and finish of deco mesh that you are using. You can choose any combination of colors to customize this wreath.
This wreath used only a portion of each color, so you will need at least 2 rolls of deco mesh. The wreath in this tutorial uses a Red work wreath form and Cream Vertical Line, Light Pink, 2-tone Gold/Gold and Metallic Orange deco mesh. Work wreath forms have pre-attached tinsel wire tips. Deco Mesh holds its curly form without wired edges.
Cut all of your curls of deco mesh. Each should be about 9 or 10 inches wide. You will need about 72 individual curls.
If you want a wreath that is not as full, use less curls. This wreath uses 4 curls per wire tie, so try 3 or 2 curls for a less full wreath if desired.
Gather 4 curls together in the middle, in this case, one of each color. It helps to curl each one a little more before doing this. Again, if you want a less full wreath, use less curls at this point.
Secure the middle of the bunch into a set of wire ties on the work wreath form. Twist the tinsel covered wire ties several time to attach the curls. Then fluff up the curls.
Repeat steps 2 and 3, and continue filling in the entire wreath. Make sure you place the curls into every wire tie set on the work wreath form.
Once you have filled in the wreath, straighten out the curls so that they point outward. You may have to rotate and adjust the wire ties and curls from the back to make the curls more even looking.
This wreath is HUGE when it is complete. It is approximately 30" wide when made on a 24" wreath form so it makes a big impact on a door.
Topped off with the printable pennant banner this wreath becomes the focal point of a birthday party!